Appledore Quay

A beautiful village that has a hidden cottage around every corner and a pub at every turn. Such a fantastic place to take a stroll food and a bite to eat.

Appledore Quay

Appledore Quay is a beautiful harbour situated in Bideford, Devon, England

It’s bustling with fishing boats, pleasure craft, and recreational activities for visitors to enjoy

The surrounding area has a distinct maritime atmosphere, with cobblestone streets, bustling pubs, and idyllic views of the River Torridge and Instow

The Appledore Shipbuilders and Maritime Museum provide interesting glimpses into this port’s nautical history

Take a leisurely stroll to nearby Saltram Meadow Nature Reserve and explore the richness of bird species or explore the pretty picnic spots along the banks of the river

Appledore Quay is a beautiful spot to spend a pleasant day outdoors or spend a cozy evening pub hopping and enjoying fresh seafood from the port’s local restaurants


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Address: The Quay, Appledore, Bideford EX39 1QS, UK

Irina Springate avatarIrina Springate
a year ago
Appledore is a village at the mouth of the River Torridge, about 6 miles west of Barnstaple and about 3 miles north of Bideford in the county of Devon, England.It is a lovely historic fishing village with winding narrow streets and colourful houses.For centuries, Appledore was an important shipbuilding centre for the region and the village's large indoor ship yard continues to be a source of employment for many of the residents.You can try very delicious Hocking's Ice Cream there, a brand of ice cream only sold in North Devon!It has a great Promenade with benches to sit and enjoy watching the sailing boats and much more to exolore!Decent size car park with toilet facilities is next to the Promenade.Definitely recommend it!
Ed Stekelenburg avatarEd Stekelenburg
12 months ago
A nice village to have a walk along the promenade and some streets with small shops. Please mind that not all shops are open the whole week. Some are only open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. There is a foot ferry to Instow, another small village with a wide beach. Both places are worth a visit for at least a few hours. Just enjoy the atmosphere, the seagulls, children catching crabs and everything these places have to offer.
Stephen Knowles avatarStephen Knowles
a month ago
First time watching gig boat racing. All the teams involved did really well. Lovely little shops to visit while you're there.
Donna DaSilva avatarDonna DaSilva
3 months ago
5/5, I can’t think of any negatives. Enjoy a delicious ice cream while sitting on a bench, overlooking the glossy river and the beautiful beach of Instow. Across the car park is a playground for kids, including swings, see saws, and a zip line. Be careful walking across the playground, as the zip wire stretches across some of it. Up the ramp from there is a small Beach covered in pebbles and sea glass. Appledore is home to lots and lots of sea glass. The people are very friendly. Appledore is a great place to go if you need to get out the house, for both adults and kids!
Kathy Hambridge avatarKathy Hambridge
a week ago
We have had holidays here and just visited it. We had takeaway Fish and Chips from The Royal Plaice…excellent fish and chips, very nicely presented with lemon slice and a bit of parsley….. followed by a Hockings Icecream….👌….what an excellent dinner.
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